If you craft something from wood, for example, a deck, a cabinet, a chair or else, you are probably puzzling over what finish to use. There are lots of ideas: whitewash paint, chalkboard paint, colorful paints but today I’d like to tell you how to give your wood a natural look yourself, I mean to stain it.
Types Of Stain
First of all, decide whether you want to make a wood stain yourself or buy it. If you aren’t satisfied with the colors they have at sale or just want to save some bucks, make a wood stain yourself. You may try various components for various shades, for example, instant coffee, tea, vinegar of various types, rusty nails and so on. Mix them according to the instructions in the tutorials and apply to some scrap piece of wood to find out what shade you’ve got.
How To Stain Wood
When you are certain about your stain, you need to sand the furniture piece very well, this is essential for applying the stain well. Apply the stain and wipe off the excess stain with a rag. Check color for uniformity. You can usually even out color by going back over it and re-wiping, but don’t wait too long. Apply additional coats until you have your desired depth of color, keeping in mind your topcoat will slightly darken the appearance of the stain. After they dry, apply a topcoat – some sealer that you like and let it dry. The first coat will act like a filler, so be prepared to do at least one additional coat. Lightly sand between coats using 180 of finer grit sandpaper. Sanding will remove dust, air bubbles, or raised wood-grain texture. Add a second coat and repeat the process until the topcoat is to your liking. Voila!